What You Will Need-
1-2 lbs (depending upon your family size/appetite) of ground beef
2 slices of bread-heels work best
3-4 potatoes peeled and cut into 4-6 slices (depending upon size of potato)
3-4 carrots peeled and cut into medallions
Salt, Pepper, Onion Powder and Garlic Powder to taste
1 jar Spaghetti Sauce-any variety you like
In a food processor tear up bread slices into chunks. I like to use the heels because those usually do not get eaten for anything else. GREAT TIP: I put them in a ziplock baggie and keep them in the freezer to pull out when I need to make bread crumbs.
To guesstimate the best I can I imagine I put like maybe 1/8 of a teasp salt and pepper and about 1 teasp onion and garlic powder.
Pulse food processor until everything is mixed and are coarse crumbs.
|Mixing the Meatloaf|
In a large bowl add meat, bread crumbs and eggs and mix until well combined.
I use my hands for this. God gave you hands, don't be afraid to get them dirty, they do wash. I wash my hands first (obviously, we would hope I do!) and take my rings off then I get in there and mash away. Its a great stress reliever for me.
Once everything is good and mixed for meat into a "loaf" and place into a deep casserole dish that preferably has a lid to go with it.
|Recycled Foil is also a great "Green" buy|
Dump about 1/2 of the jar of sauce on top of the meat and veggies.
Cover everything with foil and bake in the oven at 350 for 2.5-3 hrs.
Dish up and enjoy!
|Organic Carrots-A great buy for your family|
|Meatloaf all ready to enjoy|
*Sometimes I only bake carrots with the meatloaf and make mashed potatoes to go with it instead of the baked potatoes.
This is a very special recipe to me, one that's close to my heart so please let me know if you enjoy it as much as we do. Its my comfort food of choice.